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The Frontier building on the RTP campus is dog friendly. Good news for Scott Levitan’s pups, Gizmo and Jensen.

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or the past 60 years, many of the innovations and ideas that shape our world were formulated, hatched and brought to reality in the wide swath of piney forest known as Research Triangle Park. The park was founded as an attempt to keep the talent that was being churned out by Duke, UNC and N.C. State within the state. But now it draws talent from all over the globe, and holds unique prestige among technological and innovation hubs. Since its founding, “RTP has been a model for many research parks around the world,” Scott Levitan, Research Triangle Foundation’s chief executive, said. But, it is not merely a lesson in history. RTP is governed by a board of 28, which includes

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